(Clearwisdom.net) I practice Falun Dafa and believe in "Truth, Compassion, Forbearance." One day in December 2000, I was illegally arrested and sentenced to four years in prison for distributing truth clarification materials. During this imprisonment I suffered severe torture. What follows are just a few examples of this persecution.
On the evening of December 24, 2000, several police officers dragged me to the security office of the Public Security Bureau in Miyi County, Sichuan Province. They tried to force me to admit to the crimes they had accused me of. Policemen Xiang Jinfa and Zhou Lin beat me up and assailed me. "It is not violating the law if we beat you to death," they said. "We are backed up by the Communist Party and Jiang Zemin." They handcuffed me in a hallway for two days straight without giving me food or water. They turned a fan on me even though it was wintertime. After two days of torture they sent me to the detention center.
On Chinese New Year director Wu, Zhu Chenglong, Liu Qichao, and others ordered several of us practitioners to recite the rules of the detention center. When we refused, they forced us to stand facing the wall. Liu Qichao beat us with bamboo sticks while cursing at us, "You go ahead and steal, gamble and commit other crimes. But don't you ever practice Falun Gong or be good people. The Communist Party will not allow you to practice or to be good people."
We had to stand from New Year's Day until the fifteenth. We would be beaten with electric batons if we moved. The police also put several of us into solitary confinement. For over one year in the detention center they did not allow us to practice the exercises. We could be interrogated and insulted at any time. As a result of the torture I was unable to eat or sleep. My heart disease recurred. In addition, they sentenced me to four years in prison.
In January of 2001, the police sent me to the Sichuan Province Women's Prison, where I was again severely tortured. The day after I arrived the head of the prison, Wang Fang, ordered us to recite the prison rules and other various rules they had created for practitioners such as no practicing the exercises, no talking among practitioners, and no mentioning Falun Gong. I said to her, "We are good people. We did not violate any law." She said, "What is a good person? If the Communist Party says you are bad people, then you are bad people. Since you have been sent here, you are bad people no matter whether you are good or bad."
Each day, two or three criminal inmates watched us to prevent us from talking to anyone. Because we firmly persisted in our belief, the police punished the criminal inmates from both our cell and the area by not letting them sleep. These inmates had to do hard labor from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. except during their three mealtimes. The administration's goal was to incite hatred toward us so that the criminals would insult and beat us.
The police also carried out brainwashing following hard labor. They exhausted all means to torture practitioners, including brainwashing, putting them into solitary confinement, isolation, beatings, insults, handcuffing, and forced standing.